• Photo of the continental divide blanketed in snow. NPS Photo by VIP Schonlau

    Rocky Mountain

    National Park Colorado

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  • Old Fall River Road will be closed in 2014 due to flood damage

    Damages on Old Fall River Road are extensive and the road will remain closed to vehicles through 2014. It is unknown at this time whether hikers and bicyclists will be allowed on the road. More »

  • Impacts from September 2013 Flood

    Due to recent flooding, there are still some closures in the park that could affect your visit. More »

Scenic Vistas

Rocky Mountain National Park contains some of the most spectacular scenery in the United States. Viewing scenery is one of the primary activities for park visitors, and the popular Trail Ridge Road provides numerous high elevation vantage points. Urban development near the park has the potential to degrade scenic vistas. Development on ridgelines, light colored structures, and road scars are especially visible from within the national park. Park managers have been invited to participate in the preparation of local land use plans and zoning codes that include provisions for protecting ridgelines. Park staff also reviews development proposals and makes suggestions to local planning commissions on ways to protect views from within the park.

 
Photo Left to Right Sprague Lake, Hallett Peak and Huffer's Hill
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Photo Forest Canyon Overlook
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Did You Know?

a photo of the mountains at treeline

Temperature causes tree line. Trees need an average growing temperature of about 50 degrees fahrenheit.